Volume 9, issue 1 (winter 2001-2002)
The 36th S.P.B.S. Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, 'Was Byzantium Orthodox?'
Durham, 23-25 March 2002
The subject is to be 'Was Byzantium Orthodox?' and will explore why the Byzantine Empire set such store by Orthodoxy, how this was defined, by whom, how it was expressed, both in terms of doctrine, and in terms of liturgy and art, and the implications of this concern/process for those who lived in Byzantine society and those whom the Byzantines encountered.
Three areas in particular will be explored: 'Orthodoxy as Imperial Policy', 'Orthodoxy and the Other', and 'Orthodoxy in Liturgy and Art'. The complete programme has yet to be finalized, and the Symposiarch, Prof Andrew Louth (firstname.lastname@example.org, or at the Department of Theology, Abbey House, Palace Green, Durham DH1 3RS), welcomes suggestions both for lectures and communications.
The Seventh Annual UCLA Graduate Late Antiquity Conference
Los Angeles, 6 April 2002
This conference is intended to bring together scholars of diverse interests to present and discuss a range of issues surrounding the transformation of the Classical world into the Latin Medieval West, Byzantium and the Islamic world. The conference serves as a wonderful opportunity to gain feedback from peers in a wide variety of fields. Additionally, it is our hope that the conference will provide the chance for graduate students to gain experience presenting professional papers.
Presenters are invited to expand upon the notion of "Late Antique." Students of Archaeology, Art History, Classics, History, Near Eastern Studies, Religious Studies and related fields are strongly encouraged to submit abstracts.
E-mail: email@example.com (Scott McDonough)
Realities in the Arts of the Medieval Mediterranean, 800-1500
Dumbarton Oaks, 26-28 April 2002
The Early Christian Book
Washington D.C., 6-9 June 2002
The Catholic University of America, presented by the Center for the Study of Early Christianity.
Prayer and Spirituality in the Early Church
Melbourne, Australia, 10th -13th July 2002
A conference exploring the development of christianity in the ancient world presented by the Centre for Early Christian Studies, Australian Catholic University, St. Patrick's Campus, Melbourne, Australia
Follow the links through "Conferences" and then click on the icon for "Liturgy and Life". Access to registration forms and all other information concerning the conference can be found there.
Telephone: + 61 3 9953 3141; Fax: + 61 3 9953 3765
Medicine and inter-cultural exchanges: Byzantium, the Arabic World, the Ottoman Empire
Istanbul, Turkey, 1 - 6 September 2002
Congress of the International Society for the History of Medicine. Its main topics will be, among others, "Medieval medicine", "Medicine in the Near East through history" and "The relation between Turkish medicine and the medicine of Eastern and Western Worlds".
2006: International Congress of Byzantine Studies
Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies (U.K.): http://www.byzantium.ac.uk/
The 2006 International Congress of Byzantine Studies will be held in the United Kingdom. Preparations are already underway. The organisation of the Congress will be coordinated by Professor Anthony Bryer of the University of Birmingham.
Nieuw Instituut voor samenwerking / New Institute for cooperation
AHRB Centre for Byzantine Cultural History
Director M.E. Mullett
This new centre is designed to bring together textual scholars with art historians and archaeologists to develop a new generation of scholars who will write the new cultural history of Byzantium. The aim is to unite the strengths of three universities, the expertise of Sussex in art history, the long tradition of Byzantine archaeology at Newcastle, and the literary interests of Belfast to enable resources to be maximised for the benefit of the subject. The Centre will be housed in the new institute of Byzantine Studies at QUB, a free-standing unit of the Faculty of Humanities.
The centre is project-based, bringing together resources to enhance the Evergetis and Networks Projects (Belfast) and the Constantinople Project (Newcastle) and enabling the Colour project (Sussex) and the Skylitzes project (with Melbourne). The Gender project will run during the life of the AHRB Centre. There will be one conference, one colloquium and two day schools per year, the publications of the projects, a journal, and a general Byzantine World book for Routledge. We look forward to welcoming the SPBS to the Spring Symposium in 2005. We welcome undergraduate, MA and research students and new collaborations; we hope to be able to facilitate new interactions with other centres in UK and on the island of Ireland.
Inquiries to M. E. Mullett: firstname.lastname@example.org